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My Man Jeeves
My Man Jeeves | Sir P G Wodehouse
A hapless gentleman, Bertie Wooster, and his all-knowing valet, Jeeves, embark upon a series of humorous hijinks in New York City. They encounter a dazzling cast of characters along the way, including cantankerous aunts, amiable aristocrats, and careless cousins. Whether confronted by outlandish plots, Wooster's own buffoonery, or an everyday meeting gone awry, it is always Jeeves who saves the day. Masterfully told and hysterically funny throughout, My Man Jeeves marks the hilarious beginning of one of literature's greatest comedy double-acts.
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tdrosebud
My Man Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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Well I didn't finish all the #booked2019 prompts, however I did get halfway through. The last 4 I managed were:
12. Cookies and Clairvoyance by Bailey Cates
15. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
21. The Illustrated Bestiary by Maia Toll
23. My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay for taking the journey 🎊💕📚 3w
4thhouseontheleft How did you like the Illustrated Bestiary? 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hey, it‘s all about having fun. Great job!! 👊🏻📚♥️🎉 3w
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tdrosebud @4thhouseontheleft I really like it. Or it's a simple read with easy to do rituals should you choose to do them and reflections one can apply to their own lives. The artwork is superb as well. 3w
tdrosebud @4thhouseontheleft It is just like The Herbiary except the focus is on animals. 3w
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tdrosebud
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I really enjoy Wodehouse. This is the first book that introduces readers to Wooster and Jeeves. It contains several shorter stories about various episodes while living in New York. Inevitably, a friend of Wooster's has a problem and eventually it is Jeeves with the solution. Easy reading (or listen in this case) and humorous. #impulseread
11 pts.
#wintergames #teamelectricsex
@LibrarianRyan @Clwojick @StayCurious

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CoffeeNBooks
My Man Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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I definitely preferred the stories that included Jeeves much more than the other stories, but they were all fun to read.

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Sresendez12
My Man Jeeves | Sir P G Wodehouse
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Who remembers the search engine askjeeves.com? I now understand why they thought the name was so clever. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I hope to read more of the titles in this series. It was fun to see how Jeeves could get him out of some interesting situations. #publicdomain #booked2019

Lcsmcat The internet used to have much cleverer names. Remember WebCrawler, with the spider on an orange web? 6mo
Cinfhen Great choice for this prompt!! Didn‘t realize it was #PublicDomain 🤓 6mo
Sresendez12 @Cinfhen that‘s what google told me. Maybe I should have asked Jeeves 😂 6mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha!!! 😂😂 6mo
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJuly19 Day 16: I heard that this novel is #hilarious.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“I'm not absolutely certain of my facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare--or, if not, it's some equally brainy lad--who says that it's always just when a chappie is feeling particularly top-hole, and more than usually braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with a bit of lead piping.”

I‘ve posted this quote before but now, friends, I am living it. Everyone is well and I am still employed, but it has been a long long day.

readordierachel Hopefully tomorrow is better! 7mo
Jas16 Hoping that tomorrow is better day but sending you lots of support in the meantime 7mo
vivastory I hope things improve for you soon! 7mo
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Megabooks I really hope tomorrow is better! 7mo
rretzler Sending along good thoughts for a better day! 7mo
GingerAntics Been there. Doing that now. I hope things settle soon for you. 7mo
BookwormAHN Hope tomorrow is better, hugs 🍀 7mo
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mabell
My Man Jeeves | Sir P G Wodehouse
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This is between a pick and a so-so for me. I much prefer the English setting for the Wodehouse tales, and these stories take place in New York. In addition, Reggie Pepper is the protagonist in a few of them (described as an earlier version of Bertie in the back blurb), and I would much rather hear of Bertie‘s ridiculousness and Jeeves‘ solutions.

Book 4 for #bookfitnesschallenge

LeahBergen I prefer the English setting, too. 7mo
mabell @LeahBergen Maybe it‘s the Anglophile in me, but it just seems better suited 😄 7mo
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Louise
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What do you do with too much money and not enough sense? Ask Jeeves! He‘s got a clever solution for every dilettante‘s dilemma. Another delightful load of nonsense from P.G. Wodehouse. #audiobook

Dragon Love 💕 Bertie and Jeeves! 😀🐉 7mo
Ruthiella Every one needs a Jeeves!😀 7mo
Louise @Dragon @Ruthiella Yes, we could all do with a Jeeves to help us out of conundrums now and then! 🎩 7mo
Dragon So true @Ruthiella @Louise so true , I can think 🤔 of several conundrums for Jeeves to sort out 😀🐉 7mo
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Lea
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This was quite entertaining. I didn‘t know what to expect but have of course heard of Jeeves for my whole life. It was fun and I liked the short stories format. I plan to check out more of them on the future.

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sixgun
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These stories are just so much fun. The home of British humor at it's finest.

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sixgun
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British humor is like no other.

Swe_Eva 😂 9mo
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mania
My Man Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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Good old, Jeeves. Enjoying Jonathan Cecil's reading of this. It's the perfect book for my commute to work in the mornings.

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Rbabyblue
My Man Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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Taking breaks between studying and some light reading

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Moray_Reads
My Man Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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Abailliekaras This is great advice. @mr_annie makes me think of bridge of clay! 😬 1y
Moray_Reads @Abailliekaras now I'm curious, is that because Zusak does it doesn't follow this advice? 1y
Abailliekaras Unfortunately, doesn‘t. 🙈 1y
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Moray_Reads @Abailliekaras Ah, well. I'm not a fan of the Book Thief, so probably wouldn't have read it anyway! 1y
Abailliekaras Yes - you wouldn‘t like it! 1y
saresmoore I wonder what Sir Terry would say about this. I imagine some of his books had a plot (mind) of their own that he only discovered as he wrote them. 1y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore he's the exception that proves the rule! His magic touch conquers all (except Rincewind) 1y
saresmoore The more I read, the more I just really hate Rincewind! Is he irredeemable?! 1y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore the later one are better when the other Wizards take the foreground. There are some brilliant bits in 1y
saresmoore Ooh, good. It excites me that I have so much still to look forward to! 1y
mr_annie @Abailliekaras haha I thought that might be what you were thinking! 😬 1y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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The formula:

1. One of Bertie‘s buddies has a problem (usually how to get a girl or how to get money from a relative)

2. Bertie‘s butler Jeeves suggests a solution.

3. The suggested solution makes the problem even bigger.

4. By the efforts of Jeeves or just plain luck the bigger problem twists itself into a solution.

Toss in some By Jove!‘s and drown it in booze.

Despite the repetition, the writing was as bubbly as champagne and I loved it

Bookwomble I quite fancy a martini now! But it's 1:30am where I am, so I'll probably settle for a glass of milk. 🍸🤔🥛 1y
BookishTrish Hugh ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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LeahBergen I‘ve recently fallen in love with these books. 1y
ReadingsByTheC This sounds awesome! 1y
Dragon Bertie Wooster was my book boyfriend when I was a kid. ❤️ 1y
JazzFeathers I really need to read Jeeves 😁 1y
Linear Omg "House" looks so young in this picture!! 1y
Sarah83 Such great books 😍 1y
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CourtSmall
My Man Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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#agameoffavorites #dayfive
There is only one genre I hate more than poetry and that is SciFi... No favorites here and HGTTG is the only SciFi book I have read and I won't be reading and others. Douglas Adams has said in many interviews that PG Wodehouse is his favorite author @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“I'm not absolutely certain of my facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare - or, if not, it's some equally brainy lad - who says that it's always just when a chappie is feeling particularly top-hole, and more than usually braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with a bit of lead piping.”

Is this my new favorite quote of all time ever? Hard to say, but it certainly is cracking, aye what?

#CurrentListen

saresmoore Right ho! 2y
LeahBergen Topping quote, old thing. 2y
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Libby1
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Not my favourite Jeeves and Wooster book, partially because some of the stories didn‘t feature these famous characters. Wodehouse‘s books are always a joy, and a tonic (is that a tonic with gin?) against a fast paced world.

Thank you for the opportunity to read this, @SerialReader !

QuietlyLaura I can't wait to read some Jeeves & Wooster! 2y
KathyWheeler That was my problem with this book too — I didn‘t care for the stories without Jeeves & Bertie. 2y
GeekGirlOnAQuest I adore Wodehouse! I tore through all of his books some years ago - it may be time for some re-reads! 2y
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Libby1 @QuietlyLaura - I always enjoy these books. 2y
Libby1 @KathyWheeler - yes, I just want to get back to Jeeves and Wooster! 2y
Libby1 @GeekGirlOnAQuest - enjoy!😃 2y
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Litsi
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*SPOILERS*. A man‘s aunt gives him a large allowance if he lives the glam life in NYC & shares it with her through photos & letters. He hates NYC & hires someone else to do the photos & letters while he stays home.
A man‘s marriage breaks up because he can‘t remember his wife‘s birthday.
Sounds like things George Costanza would do, right? These stories are Seinfeldian vintage 1919 and every bit as enjoyable as the 1990s sitcom.

KateFulfordAuthor Classic works — just as long as readers are aware of the historical context 2y
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CSeydel
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Litsi
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These short stories bear an uncanny similarity to the wackiest Fitzgerald stories. They share references to magazine short story writing, advertising, & other facets of NYC life in the'20s. They both lived in Great Neck & were friendly with Ring Lardner. Though Fitz fashioned himself a critic, he's virtually silent on Wodehouse. What gives? Professional jealousy? Was Fitz's his "low" Irishness offended by Wodehouse's English uppercrust-iness?

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Libby1
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Even my @SerialReader notification has gotten in on the “What ho!” conversation!

Ms_T Hahaha! 2y
Libby1 @Ms_T 😂😂😂 2y
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Libby1
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What ho!

sudi 😂😂😂 2y
Libby1 @sudi 😃😃😃 2y
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CSeydel
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What‘s the use of a great city having temptations if fellows don‘t yield to them? 😂

Dragon Bertie and Jeeves ❤️ 2y
BookishMe 😍😍 2y
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jen_hayes7
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Pickpick

So funny!! I really enjoyed these stories. The silly narrators (there are two gentlemen telling stories in the collection) and their willingness to help their friends through absurd situations (though ill-equipped) is hilarious. Bertie‘s relationship with Jeeves is so entertaining. The passive aggressive wearing of a mustache or tie because he knows it bothers him. Ha! #serialreader

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jen_hayes7
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This book is cracking me up!! I‘d heard only wonderful things about it, and it is living up to all my expectations. It‘s so quintessentially (and a bit satirically) British. I adore it. 🇬🇧 #SerialReads

EllanaRose I've always wanted to read those books, would you recommend them? 2y
jen_hayes7 @EllanaRose So far, yes!! I doubt I‘ll change my mind by the end, so I feel safe recommending them before finishing. They are lighthearted and enjoyable stories. I‘ve heard that it‘s great on audio too, if you are an audiobook person! 2y
EllanaRose Oh awesome! Thanks! 2y
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BookshelfAl
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Book 3 for #deweys24hourreadathon

This was a fun book. I did not realize going in that not every story was a Jeeves story, but those were fine too (they were no Jeeves, but still enjoyable...and short!). There were several giggle-inducing moments. I especially enjoyed the moment when Jeeves was morally injured by Wooster's new mustache. #readathon @DeweysReadathon

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BookshelfAl
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BookshelfAl
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Starting the #readathon in bed with the 'ol Kindle. #deweys24hourreadathon

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BookshelfAl
My Man Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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Here's my stack for tomorrow's Dewey's 24 hr Readathon. I'm going for short ones this time to give myself a sense of accomplishment :) #deweys24hourreadathon #readathon @DeweysReadathon

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Jen2
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That was most enjoyable (said in an English accent)!

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DarcysMom
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Mehso-so

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#serialreader

KathyWheeler I had the same problem with this book. 2y
DarcysMom @KathyWheeler I am glad it wasn't just me. 😛 2y
KathyWheeler @DarcysMom no, it wasn‘t. The App Jeeves stories are great but those other ones were just tedious. 2y
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DarcysMom
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BookishMe
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Been struggling with reading, among others...

Thank goodness for the humour of P G Wodehouse to save the day, somewhat

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KathyWheeler
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When I was a teenager, there was a British tv show, Wodehouse Playhouse, that I used to love. That show was based on two of the characters in this collection, Bertie Wooster and his valet, Jeeves. Bertie is always finding himself in pickles that only Jeeves can fix. Although the book has Jeeves in the title, 3 of the stories don't feature him or Bertie at all; instead we get Reggie Pepper, who I don't care as much for. The narrator was perfect.

HollyMcMiller Loved the Wooster and Jeeves tv series with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. The show actually made me want to check out the books to see if there was anything else I may be missing out on! 2y
KathyWheeler @HollyMcMiller I just loved that show. 2y
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hlgreenfield
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So nice relaxing reading by the pool! I've read two of the stories so far and it's been as hilarious as I expected - perfect summer read for now!

Bradleygirl Oh Jeeves! Wodehouse is the best; he's aged perfectly. I think I devoured my siblings' huge Jeeves collection before I was 12. Good times 2y
hlgreenfield @Bradleygirl they are still current! I was afraid the humour might be dated but it's still hilarious. 2y
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Lola
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Today's Audible Daily Deal is a great one. This is narrated by the wonderful Simon Prebble and is really fun. I loved it.

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Ncostell
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Mehso-so

I just finished this on Serial Reader today. I don't think I had read this before despite going through a Wodehouse phase many years ago. It was an amusing, quick read but I didn't enjoy it as much as I remembered enjoying his other books. Still a fan though!

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Pinkmeghan
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I've been meaning to read Wodehouse for ages, it was so easy thanks to @SerialReader and I enjoyed myself immensely! Jeeves and Wooster are truly hilarious!

raelaschoenherr Ooh, I should grab this one! 3y
mabell I LOVE Wodehouse! Jonathan Cecil's audio renditions are perfect. 3y
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Pinkmeghan
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Omg dying. Such a great choice on @SerialReader I've always heard how funny Jeeves and Wooster are, but it's just so clever!

LeahBergen Wodehouse is on my #definitelysoonTBR 😉 3y
PurpleyPumpkin I absolutely love Jeeves and Wooster! 💜💜💜 3y
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Wilkie
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Just one more page Mum!

TheCanuckReader Hell yeah! 3y
Wilkie @TheCanuckReader my daughter was crying with exhaustion last night but still had to finish her chapter... 3y
angrylilasian Me too! 😆 3y
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alisahar
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Got this in an Audible sale for a fun read after a few heavy books. Just what I needed for a funny quick listen.. The stories are certainly formulaic and ridiculous but sometimes it's just what you need. I want to find the episodes to rewatch now!

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sj_connor
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Mehso-so

It was a lot of fun, but after a few stories it got a little samey. In the future I'll probably save Wodehouse for when I'm sick, I think this'd be really nice for that.

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sj_connor
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I want to read something tonight, but I need a break from The Crimson Petal and the White, which I'm getting pretty into but is A Tome, so light public domain ebook it is.

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CoveredInRust
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#octphotochallenge My #LiteraryBestFriend is Bertie Wooster! I would hang out/get into shenanigans with him in a heartbeat.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oh Bertie! 😂 3y
Dragon Excellent choice 🎩 3y
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SerialReader
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Just finished the wonderful series with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry! Definitely makes me want to go back and reread Wodehouse's hilarious Jeeves stories again. Jam-packed with British upperclass twit-isms and delightfully ridiculous characters.

Gezemice I read Woodhouse a very long time ago, should read him again - he is fun! 3y
Qemorio I've never watched this series but I love the books. 3y
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shawnmooney
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This was my first Jeeves book, and probably my last. Not because I didn't enjoy it: it was highly amusing. I just found the aristocratic madcap stories to all be very, very similar to each other after about the third one, and I can't imagine needing to read any others. That said, I did find this book to be quite delightful. So I certainly reserve the right to change my mind about reading more later on… :-)

rachel_mbc I highly recommend the ITV adaptation if you can get your hands on it. I agree that there's not a ton of variety to the stories, but that makes it comfort food for me. The show is my go-to sick day viewing, and I dip into the stories from time to time when I need a little boost. 3y
PurpleyPumpkin My hubby and I have been binge watching the tv series produced by Acorn Television. But they're removing it from their list this weekend, so we won't be able to finish the series. 😞 Too bad because it's hilarious! It's inspired me to read the books. But maybe not all at once. 3y
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Blaire
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Early introduction to Bertie and Jeeves. Loved seeing these characters established and the establishment of the pattern of Jeeves getting Bertie out of various jams. Nice and light banter, wit, and Bertie's obliviousness to his privilege. Spot on.

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Blaire
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"Mind you, I had said I would do anything in the world for her. I admit that. But it was a distinctly pre-Clarence remark." Loving these early Wodehouse stories. Light reading is essential when your baby is up all night. #predawnreading